A Transformative Translation

August 13, 2012 | 2 books mentioned

Zachary Lazar talks to Mary Jo Bang about her radical translation of Dante’s Inferno: in an attempt to render the shock Dante caused by writing in conversational Italian rather than the conventional Latin, Bang translated Dante’s text in modern-day English adorned with references to American pop culture. A sample of the text is available online.

is an intern for The Millions. He is currently studying English and Russian at Columbia University.

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